Distinguished School Administrator Award
- To honor those administrators outside the library profession who through individual leadership and sustained effort have made worthy contributions to the operations of effective school library services and to advancing the role of the school library services in the educational program.
- To recognize the responsible and influential role of those administrators outside the school library department in developing successful school library programs.
- To stimulate planning, implementing and support of the library services which are essential to a meaningful educational program.
Established in 1985, the $2,000 award honors a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operations of an exemplary school library and to advancing the role of the school library in the educational program. Nominations must be made by AASL personal members.
Award and Frequency
State, county or district school superintendents and building principals, currently in administrative office, directly responsible for a school or group of schools at any level, who is not working in a library services department and who is not a regular ALA/AASL member are eligible for nomination. District administrators responsible for broad instructional leadership such as assistant superintendents, directors of curriculum and instruction and directors of elementary and/or secondary education are also eligible provided they are not working in a library services department or a regular ALA/AASL member.
Nominations must be made by AASL personal members.
To apply, visit the AASL website.
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Recipients are notified in the spring.